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International Climate Challenges and Opportunities, Hearing Before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, October 28, 2021   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the October 28, 2021 hearing on "International Climate Challenges and Opportunities," held before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. From the opening statement of Kathy Castor: "Today, we will hear about the challenges and opportunities for international climate action as we prepare for the COP, the Conference of Parties 26, about to commence in Glasgow, Scotland. [...] We are at a very exciting inflection point for our country and for the planet. We now know that we are on the cusp of the most historic investment in clean energy and climate action that has ever been part of U.S. politics. Our economy is going to move forward through creating jobs, providing opportunities, but also addressing the very costly impacts of the climate crisis. [...] In this committee, we have focused on the solutions. We have talked about the opportunity to create millions of good-paying jobs, to protect the health of our children, and safeguard our economy, and of our imperative to ensure environmental justice for communities of color and Tribes. And, today, we are going to focus on those international benefits that come with solving the climate crisis, because not only will reducing pollution make life better for families here in America, it will also strengthen our partnerships abroad as we work with other nations to do the same." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Taryn Fransen, Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, Charles Henrick, and Alden Meyer.

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Serial No. 117-10
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2022
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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